Origins of the Dream

Though long suspected by some, the link between Langston Hughes’s poetry and Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches is conclusively revealed for the first time in Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric, by Langston Hughes expert W. Jason Miller. We are excited to announce the publication of this book today. Are you in … Continue reading Origins of the Dream

How the Poetry of Langston Hughes Inspired Martin Luther King’s First Dream

About today’s guest writer: W. Jason Miller is professor of English at North Carolina State University. He is the author of Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture, a book that investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to explore its varying effects on survivors, victims, and accomplices. His newest … Continue reading How the Poetry of Langston Hughes Inspired Martin Luther King’s First Dream